Friends and classmates of Priscilla Pimienta gathered to remember the High Tech High student and her family - killed in a murder-suicide on May 24, 2011. Students who are supposed to be focusing on graduation, prom, and all of the wonderful things that happen this time of year are instead faced with something not even adults can comprehend. Steven Luke reports.
Friends and family will say a final goodbye to the Pimienta family on Tuesday, the family of four was found dead in what appears to be a tragic murder-suicide.
The funeral for Alfredo, Georgina, Priscilla and Emily Pimienta will be held at Victory Outreach San Diego church.
On May 24th, the family of four was found dead inside their Bay Terraces home. Three of the bodies were discovered in the family's backyard swimming pool, and a fourth was in a bathtub.
Investigators believe it was a murder-suicide, after police found a suicide note written by the father. They also found a second note, but have not confirmed its author.
One of the daughters, Priscilla, was a senior at High Tech High. She was planning to attend Sonoma State University in the fall and was looking forward to Senior Prom.
The sister of mother Georgina, aunt of Priscilla and Emily Pimienta, ran the Rock and Roll Marathon on Sunday. She did it in honor of her family.
"I felt that by running this it would help bring healing to the family," said Ruth Morales. "I feel that it symbolizes what we're going through right now, the pain that we're going through -- and we have no choice but to keep going on and put one foot in front of the other."
The Victory Outreach San Diego Church is located at 4235 National Avenue. The burial service will be at Greenwood Cemetery on Imperial Avenue.
Police have not released an official cause in the Pimienta deaths or released an official suspect or motive.
A source has told NBC San Diego the notes written by the father, alluded to serious financial and marital issues and that he struggled with his son's death, which occurred in 1998 and stemmed from a heart condition.